Back in early spring, analysts were predicting Florida’s hurricane season could be extra-active this year. Experts predicted an above-average number of storms would impact the Atlantic from June 1st through November 30th.
So far, the 2020 hurricane season is well ahead of what experts consider to be a “normal pace.” Nine named tropical storms have already developed as of July 29th — and now that Tropical Storm Isaias has been strengthened to Hurricane Isaias, we’ve just learned Accuweather has updated its forecast for the 2020 hurricane season.
Originally, Accuweather’s forecast called for 14-18 tropical storms during the 2020 hurricane season. They predicted seven to nine of these storm systems would likely develop into hurricanes with two to four storms possibly strengthening into major hurricanes.
With such an active start to the hurricane season, however, Accuweather has amended its forecast. They’ve now raised their projected number of named tropical storms to 20-24. They’ve also increased the projected number of hurricanes to 9-11 and the number of major hurricanes to 4-6.
If you’re headed to the parks this weekend, or anytime through November, be prepared for potentially inclement weather. Make sure you familiarize yourself with Disney World’s hurricane cancelation policy and we’ll keep you updated with all of the important news pertaining to storms moving through Disney World.
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